Saturday, September 5, 2015

That Bad Muthafucker Pablo Escobar #Narcos

 Medellin, the movie from hell if you ask some. For Vince Chase it was the movie he just had to have. He walked off of  Aquaman two because he wanted to do this so bad. He even put up 5 million of his own money to buy the rights. Too bad the movie was no good. From the looks of the trailer, you would think it's going to be the biggest thing to hit the screen. 

After bombing at Cannes, Harvey Weingard told Vince Chase and the boys he would buy the movie. I guess Netflix beat him to it. Harvey just can't seen to get his hands on this movie for nothing. In-case you didn't know that's from Entourge. Medellin was a movie on the TV show that they wanted to get made. 

The film's screenplay was discovered on a New York City subway by Turtle and was later produced by Vince, Eric Murphy, and Nick Rubenstein, who all helped fund the film as well. The indie film premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to very negative critical responses, and was later bought by Harvey Weingard for just $1 dollar and goes direct-to-DVD. 

The Narcos  show made me think of that the instant I seen the trailer. Then when they started speaking Spanish, I lost it. That's what Billy Walsh wanted (did). I'm sorry. I had to get the jokes off. It was there for the taking. 

I started writing this while watching the second episode of the show. I ended up watching from the start to the finish and forgot all about this post till this morning.  This show is fucking epic. 

Narcos follows the the life and times of Pablo Escobar and the feared Medellin Cartel. Let me be the first to say that, the muthafuckers are crazy as crazy gets. Think of the biggest and baddest criminal. Pablo is bigger than that person. Matter fact he is bigger than the next 100 people of the list. Here's the rundown. (Stop reading now if you don't wanna know the history. The show covers it)

Pablo made 30 billion dollars trafficking drugs. At the height of its operations, he smuggled tons of cocaine each week into countries all over the world and brought in at least $420,000,000 per week. For a time the Medellin Cartel supplied at least 84%-90% of the United States and 80% of the global cocaine market.He spent $1000 per week purchasing rubber bands to wrap the stacks of cash, storing most of it in their warehouses; 10% had to be written off per year due to "spoilage" by rats that crept in at night and nibbled on the hundred dollar bills.

Pablo killed 3,000 cops. He used to place half a million on cops heads for whomever did the killing. I can't place the amount that is from him killing and from the killing of others. Let's just say that a big handful was from the hands of Pablo. 

Pablo was also seen as an hero in his country. Most didn't know about the activity that he had going on. Either that or they didn't care. Pablo was seen as Robin Hood. Giving over 400 homes to the poor people of Colombia and sponsoring (secretly owning) a soccer team. So he was giving hope and money to the city that he was also killing with this business. 

He also tried to run for President of Colombia. They cover that too. 

That's just naming two fucked up things. I don't want to ruin the show for the people that don't know. Again, this is based off the real Pablo. All this is old info. 

Normally when it comes to tales from the past, they don't live up to the hype that the retelling over the years give you. I first heard about Pablo from my 9th grade teacher. 

This lives up to the hype and then some. This is one amazing show that gives a heart to a killer and takes it away. You find yourself feeling for him in the start. You then find yourself hating him. 

This is one of the more perfect stories that look great on film.  Netflix is winning.They seem to have the tap into what works and what doesn't.

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